Bur Dubai Area

About Bur Dubai

Further towards the creek, away from the glittery flashing lights, lie two of the biggest parts of Old Dubai: Deira and Bur Dubai. Newcomers to Dubai might not realise it, but before the emergence of mega-blocks like DIFC, Dubai Marina and JBR, Deira used to be the heart of Dubai, and Bur Dubai its quieter, more relaxed sister. Bur Dubai is home to many historic sites, museums and old buildings. Tour the living museums of the Heritage and Diving Village in Al Shindagha and explore the souks. Or wander through the lanes of the historic Al Fahidi District, home to some of the only original Arabic wind-tower houses left on the Arab side of the Gulf, built by wealthy traders and pearl merchants.

  Ideal for : affordable housing and proximity with the center of town

  Not so ideal for : noise and traffic

  Neighbours : lot of young people, asian and indian expats

Lifestyle : working class ambience

  Bus and metro station :

  • BurJuman metro station
  • ADCB ( Al Karama ) metro station
  • Oud Metha metro station

Commute times by car :

  • Al Maktoum Airport  >  35 minutes
  • Dubai International Airport  >  10 minutes
  • DIFC  >  7 minutes
  • Dubai Mall  >  12 minutes
  • Downtown Dubai  >  12 minutes
  • Dubai Marina  >  20 minutes